Callicarpa japonica var. luxurians

Callicarpa japonica var. luxurians

Beauty berry

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Callicarpa japonica var. luxurians
  • Common name: Beauty berry
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 3m

Spread: 2.5m

Flower colours:
  • Pink
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Autumn colour, Colourful new growth, Fruit

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Callicarpa japonica var. luxurians is a robust beauty berry, similar to Callicarpa 'Profusion' but with arching branches and larger, deep lavender-purple berries. 

Grow Callicarpa japonica var. luxurians in moist but well-drained soil in full sun, ideally near a path or front garden where you can appreciate its autumn beauty. Plants tolerate a little lime in the soil, but conditions which are too alkaline will cause leaf yellowing.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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